Free webinar scheduled for June 11
A lot of the talk surrounding NFC on campus has to do with the mobile device, that is, using a smart phone for door access, payments and any other manner of on-campus transaction. In the near term, however, the technology is perhaps best positioned to streamline the student experience through the use of NFC-compatible campus cards.
To better paint this picture, Blackboard Transact has partnered with NXP Semiconductors and Liberty University to present a free webinar detailing everything you need to know about NFC-compatible campus cards. The webinar, “Discovering the Benefits of an NFC-compatible Campus Credential” is scheduled for June 11 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT.
Attendees can expect to gain a better understanding of NFC technology and its uses on campus, as well as how an NFC-compatible campus credential can improve the student experience. In particular, attendees will hear how NFC-enabled credentials can help to streamline a campus card transaction system and in turn provide higher levels of service for students through faster and easier transactions at all types of on- and off-campus businesses.
Liberty University recently made the switch to contactless, and the university’s director of card services, Deborah Nightingale will talk about Liberty’s decision to migrate to NFC-compatible campus cards. Nightingale will share how the switch to contactless yielded increased efficiency, secured student financial data and an improved overall student experience.
Representing NXP on the webinar is the company’s regional marketing director for Secure Identification, Gary Gill, who will discuss the benefits of NFC and how the technology is transforming the entire campus experience.
“NFC card based credentials have a very large, and growing, installed base in the education market today,” says Gill. “What NXP is seeing in this market is a continued movement from 125KHz (Prox) and magnetic stripe credentials to more secure and robust NFC-based solutions.”
As Gill explains, the newest generation of NFC credentials offers both higher levels of security, as well as new features like multi-application support. “Combined with the broader availability of NFC solutions like mobile phones and tablets, and powerful campus management systems from key NXP partners such as Blackboard, NFC-based solutions are offering universities new levels of interaction with students and employees.”
“Our intent in reaching out to campus card administrators is to give them a sense of the NFC-enabled capabilities that are available today, as well as take a look at what is coming in the future,” adds Gill. “As educational institutions move to modernize their campus card systems, we believe that it is important for them to have this perspective in order position their solutions for long-term success.”
The webinar is free to the public. Here’s the registration information.